Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd
Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Best opal in Adelaide. A must visit! Free admission to The UNDERGROUND OPAL MINE located beneath our store. View the 100 million year old OPALISED DINOSAUR FOSSIL. Unique Opal and Diamond Manufacturers are the largest opal manufacturing jewellers and opal cutters in Adelaide offering the biggest range that is second to none! Both of our Master Jewellers and expert opal cutters work in store, so you can watch this amazing process of shaping, polishing and jewellery manufacturing first hand. Unique Opal mine is a huge tourist attraction and that special place to purchase that unique opal. Wholesale and Retail with Australias’ Largest collection of opal on display Unique Opal Mine has a beautifully created underground opal mine for you to explore, bringing to you the “Coober Pedy Experience” with the convenience of an Adelaide Rundle Mall location. In our mine you can see the veins of real opal as they would naturally occur in the rock and explore different regions of opal mining throughout the Australian opal fields. Take a few minutes to sit down and watch our short documentary on opals, explaining the different types, the regions where they are found and how they are formed. All of this is FREE admission :-) If you are lucky, one of our friendly jewellers and opal cutters may be in the process of cutting and polishing the raw stone on the equipment located in the mine area, and you can watch this amazing process of shaping and polishing these beautiful opals first hand! Unique Opal mine also has a 100 million year old Opalised Dinosaur Plesiosaur on display in store. This is one of Eight in the world ever discovered. In addition to our beautiful opal jewellery, our expert jewellers can custom make jewellery in any gemstone and metal. If you are searching for something Unique for your special occasion, come and see us. We can work with you on the design and offer a wide selection of stones for you to choose from. Our jewellers work in store, so you can watch them craft raw material into works of art. Unique Opal Mine are 100% South Australian owned and operated Unique Opal Mine offer a lifetime international guarantee on all purchases.
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Helvetina777
Canton of Zug, Switzerland5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
The knowledge and service of Tim and Adrian is impeccable. They took a lot of time for my daughter who had a lot of questions, she could even try some of the working tools. We bought a crucifix for my daughter‘s 1st communion that will take place after our return to Switzerland 🇨🇭
When going downstairs, you get a feeling of how the miners are working, there are real displays and a very informative and educative video to watch. We highly recommend to pop in!
Written March 27, 2024
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Suzanna H
Long Beach, Australia37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
This is a fabulous little shop located on the edge of the Mall. It is crammed packed with beautiful stones and interesting pieces. The staff were patient and helpful as we selected a stone. Not nearly as expensive as I was expecting.
Written June 27, 2022
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WoofMeowCluck
Melbourne118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
This is the second time I have shopped here. A year ago I bought a beautiful black opal pendant and this time a pair of blue opal earrings. The all male staff are very friendly and knowledgable. The assortment of opal jewellery looks a better quality than at other shops. Opals are not cheap so don't expect cheap jewellery.
Down some stairs in the basement there is some information and free exhibits on how opals are mined and a TV screen showing miners at work etc so it's worth a look if you are a tourist or don't know a lot about opals.
Written July 26, 2019
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Hello and many thanks for a positive review. It is great you noticed the assortment and quality of the opals on display. Our store is proud to have more stock wholesale/retail on display and on hand than anywhere in the world! We are a team of 6 jewellers with high goals and are proving to meet them! See you on your next visit to Adelaide Steven
Written August 6, 2019
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Oldtable
Brisbane Region, Australia251 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
great display underground, dont be put off by barrier just ask.
Staff very chatty & imformative. not pushy when it came to a sale
Written May 15, 2021
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Robin G
Paraparaumu, New Zealand52 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
While at Rundle Mall, I visited this shop and had a good browse, the man with whom I spoke was very knowledgable and helpful. Although I was only browsing I was very impressed with the variety of opals, and if I had enough money I would have bought an item.
Written October 2, 2019
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Hello Robin Thank you for a Great Review Hope to have you visit again Tim
Written January 19, 2020
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JUDY R
Ballina, Australia33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
This place is an absolute must-see in Rundle Mall, Adelaide. It absolutely amazed us and we spent quite a bit of time in the underground part just absorbing it all, and watching the video that was playing about Coober Pedy & Lightning Ridge. Loved the opals and bought one of their necklaces.
Written May 16, 2019
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Hello Judy Thank you for acknowledging the underground opal mine below our store it is a great place to learn where opal comes from and how it is formed.... and see us in action cutting stones and turning the raw material into jewellery. See you next time. Tim
Written August 6, 2019
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Sarah M
Raleigh, NC55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
I was lucky to find this shop while traveling in Australia and had my engagement ring made by Tim and Steve in January 2017. They helped me choose an opal which was such a fun process, and the ring was ready to pick up a few days later! The opal is absolutely stunning and the setting is perfect. This shop is always so friendly and welcoming, and has really high quality standards.

I just recently had my fiance's wedding band made by them even though I was still in the States. It came out exactly as I imagined and the turn around was really quick again. It is the perfect compliment to my engagement ring. Thank you so much Tim and Steve! I will cherish these pieces forever!
Written October 1, 2018
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Hey Sarah! Great Review...so happy it all went well and thank you for your reviews on all our social media profiles. We were honored that you chose us all the way on the other side of the world to make your rings. Hope to have you visit Australia again some time soon Take care Tim
Written October 4, 2018
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Greg S
Prescott, AZ59 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
Some beautiful stones. Only $60,000 to $115,000. Really? Much higher prices than anywhere else and they were snotty about it as well.
Written March 5, 2018
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Hello Greg Thank you for your review... are you sure you have the right store? Our store has a huge range of opal from $15 to $300,000. I am sure you have the wrong store as our staff are never snotty and our prices are guaranteed as we are an opal wholesaler. We cut all our stone and make the jewellery onsite our prices can not be laughable. Take care
Written March 6, 2018
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A5473FCdan
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Solo
Unique Opal Mine caught my attention straight away on my trip to Adelaide. Walking out of the Haigh's chocolate shop across the mall, I looked at Unique Opal Mine and had to enter. Being a geologist, I am always fascinated with gemstones, seeing what experienced cutters and jewellers can do with the minerals that I tend to see on a semi-regular basis. The opals here are incredible and some of the highest quality that I have ever seen.

The great thing about this store is that not all of the opals are cut and set. Many of the display pieces in the windows are opalized fossils, opalized veins in rocks, and more, letting the customer see the gem in a pre-cut rock right next to a finished product. Even better, rough-cut or off-cut pieces of opal are also for sale in big drawers near the entrance of the store. I had a great time just picking my way through them for some nice specimens, getting one that is about the size of gravel with a really nice play of colour for free with my purchase of some stunning earrings (mined from Mintabie). The uploaded photo does not do them justice, the play of colours includes blue, purple, green, yellow, orange, and red, covering the entire surface of the stone.

Steve and his staff are incredibly knowledgeable and very friendly. If you are looking to get an opal in South Australia, whether it is a piece of jewellery or an off-cut piece for a few bucks, this is the place to go. My pictures do not do the pieces justice!
Written October 27, 2017
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Hello Dan Great to hear from you Thank you for such a detailed review. Your earrings are in the top 2% of the best white opal I have ever seen in my 20 years of being an opal cutter / jeweller. I am happy they have gone to such a passionate person. Our store 'Unique Opal Mine" carries great pride in carrying the largest range of all types of opal whether it is a fossil, cut stone, rough opal or opal in jewellery... we have all bases covered at the best price too. I hope to see you again and nothing makes me prouder than reading reviews like yours. Steve
Written November 12, 2017
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annvee
Whittier, CA5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Solo
I had purchased a Boulder Opal from Steve. It is quite unique. He set it in white gold with 3 diamonds on each side. I often receive great compliments! I am from California and plan on going back to Unique Opals when I visit Adelaide again. Great staff too. Than you Steve!
Written April 30, 2016
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Hello again, and thank you. Hope to see you again Regards Steve :-)
Written May 4, 2016
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